Saturday, May 2, 2015

Daisaku Ikeda ~ The Sun of Eternal May ~ Eternal Beginning

Happy May Third! 

Tomorrow very early we're heading to the Chicago Culture Center for the May Third Celebration. 
It's a bright new start. 

A quote about May for you: 

The Sun of Eternal Beginning
by Daisaku Ikeda

The spirit of May is eternal hope; 
it is the heart of youth, 
a passion for progress. 
As long as the spirit of May burns in our hearts, 
a garden bed abloom with a profusion of flowers 
will always unfold along the path before us.

May is a time 
to take a step forward on our eternal journey. 
The spirit of May lives in my heart every day, 
even amidst the solitude of autumn, 
the trying hardships of winter 
or the stormy nights of summer!
Within my heart 
always spreads the dazzling blue sky of May 3rd. Within my heart 
always rises the bright sun of May, 
the sun of eternal beginning!

[Adapted from an essay in Our Beautiful Earth: Photos and Essays of My Travels, by Daisaku Ikeda, April 2, 2000, Seikyo Press, Tokyo, Japan.]

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